Q&A Fitness

I'm a regular cyclist and swimmer; I also visit the gym twice per week for cycling focused weights etc. 

When the weather's ok (living in South West Wales there are days when it's just too wet and windy) I cycle 150 miles a week for commuting plus whatever I can slip in for outings, so between 50 to 200+ miles per week. At 57 my Doctor tells me I'm exceptionally fit for someone in my age group. 

I was recently diagnosed with gall stones and have been controlling the symptoms with diet (very simple, avoid all fats and minimum alcohol) and I don't smoke.

The ‘attacks' are becoming more frequent and I will be having surgery soon to remove my gallbladder; if it goes as planned I will be having a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.  How soon after surgery can I start light exercising again and then return to my normal cycling and swimming routine?

Nigel Doyle

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